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LGBT Foundation: A Guide To Being A Trans Ally

A new guide produced by the LGBT Foundation designed to advise frontline professionals, working with trans and non-binary people as well as family members, friends and colleagues on how to be an effective trans ally. Information is delivered in a Q&A format and includes details on pronoun use, gender identities and sexual orientations and what it feels like to be a trans person in today’s society. The guide also includes a short glossary of terms.

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Creating a dementia-friendly workplace: A practical guide for employers- Alzheimer's Society

A useful guide from the Alzheimer’s Society with information, advice and guidance on creating a dementia-friendly workplace for staff and service users designed for employers and HR professionals. The guide includes sections on dementia awareness, supporting employees with dementia and signposting information to organisations who can provide further information, advice and guidance in their local area.

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Leading on Learning: A hands-on guide for line managers

The Campaign for Learning, the Chartered Management Institute and Pearson TalentLens has created a guide which helps line managers to work towards the embedding of the value of undertaking learning, training and development activities in the business culture.

The guide includes information on:

  • Key steps to developing staff

  • Developing your leadership, management and coaching skills

  • Resources links page

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Youth Social Action Day #IWill Pack for Organisations

A pack compiled by #IWill for organisations to raise awareness of Youth Social Action Day on the 5th June, which celebrates the achievements of young people engaged in volunteering and which aims to encourage more young people to become volunteers in their local communities. The pack includes information on social media engagement and suggested actions for promoting the benefits of volunteering with their organisation or other local organisations.

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Youth Social Action Day 2019 #IWill Pack for Young People

The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.

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Body Image: How we think and feel about our bodies research

New research compiled by the Mental Health Foundation exploring body image and how it effects our mental health and levels of emotional wellbeing. The research explores body image in each life stage, as well as provides information on how we can protect, promote and maintain body image and encourage body positivity.

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Connevans Poster - 12 things to remember when communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing

A poster for frontline professionals created by Connevans Ltd to learn about the 12 things they need to remember when they are communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to help communicate information in an effective way. The poster can be shared by HR professionals with staff to mark Deaf Awareness Week or as part of customer service training.

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Knife Crime Evidence Briefing from The College of Policing

A new briefing from the College of Policing which explores the research and statistics gathered about levels of knife crime. Topics explored include:

  • Understanding the causes of knife crime

  • General violence or weapon-related interventions with greatest potential to reduce crime

  • Specific knife crime interventions with limited crime reduction evidence

  • Enforcement interventions where evidence suggests careful use.

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Children & Young People's Mental Health: The Facts

A new factsheet from The Centre for Mental Health which brings together the current key facts and figures about children and young people’s mental health in the UK.

Information provided includes:

  • The most common type of mental health condition which children experience are conduct disorders

  • 75% of adults with a diagnosable mental health problem experience their first symptoms before the age of 24.

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Plugged In: Social Action on Social Media Demos Report

A report by the think-tank Demos exploring the positive and meaningful contribution that young people make towards social action through use of social media networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The report finds that 64% of young people believe that social media platforms are an essential part of achieving social change and that young women are more likely to use social media platforms to campaign on issues important to them than young men.

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"Managing bereavement in the workplace: a good practice guide"

ACAS have produced a comprehensive guide for HR professionals, SME employers and senior management on how to adopt a whole-organisational approach to supporting team members who are experiencing bereavement.

The guide includes sections on:

  • What the law says about supporting staff experiencing bereavement

  • Managing bereavement and returning to work

  • Avoiding discrimination and addressing bullying

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What are big D and little D Deaf Awareness Article

An informative article from deaf@x which explores the differences between big D and little d and why understanding the difference matters for service providers being informed about best practice to empower service users who are deaf.

In summary:

Deaf (with an upper case ‘D’) generally denotes someone who was born Deaf, and predominantly uses British Sign Language and culturally identifies with the Deaf community.

deaf (with a lower case ‘d’) refers to someone who has become deaf over their lifetime and identifies with the hearing community. They will tend to use hearing aids or lip-reading.

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Expert Advice and Guidance Videos - Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing from The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a series of videos which are based on providing more information, advice and guidance to frontline professionals working with children, young people and their families on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Each video contains information, advice and guidance delivered by an expert in the area covered in that video.

The topics covered by the videos include:

  • Anxiety

  • Measuring Pupil Wellbeing

  • Depression in Adolescents

  • Bereavement

  • Low Mood

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CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey Report April 2019

The latest Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey Report from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which indicates that employers’ are becoming increasingly more aware of their responsibility to helping to maintain employee wellbeing through the devising of effective wellbeing strategies. The average level of employee absence is now the lowest recorded by the CIPD at 5.9 days but there is a noticeable rise in the levels of “presenteeism” and “leaveism”.

The report concludes that leadership and management should ensure that all of their policies and procedures are mindful of employee wellbeing.

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Home Office Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

A new toolkit compiled by The Home Office for professionals working with children and young people in the UK providing information, advice and guidance about key legislation that can be called upon to disrupt the criminal and sexual exploitation of children and young people.

The guide includes a set of definitions, best practice on information sharing with statutory organisations and other public sector organisations and on multi-agency working.

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"Supporting young parents to reach their full potential" Local Government Association and Public Health England Report

The Local Government Association and Public Health England have published a report looking into case studies from organisations across England who have supported young parents. Areas covered include Brighton and Hove, North Yorkshire and West Sussex.

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Coram Voice Care Leavers Study 2018

Coram Voice has released findings from their most recent survey with care leavers in England. Findings from the responses of 474 16-25 year old care leavers who completed the survey in six local authorities in England in 2018 include:

  • 63% of care leavers agreed with the statement ‘I always feel safe where I live’,

  • 67% agreed that ‘Where I live is right for me’

  • 86% agreed that they felt involved in their pathway planning all or some of the time.

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